I am in Cherokee country and my grandchildren are a small part Cherokee, so this story is very fitting. I received it from a friend and I don’t know the original source.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“ONE IS EVIL – It’s anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The OTHER IS GOOD – It’s joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Which are we feeding? Good question!
I probably will not be writing very much these coming days. My right arm is damaged because of working too much with the mouse on the computer. I’m trying to learn to use a left-hand mouse. Like anything new, it takes time.
My granddaughter Brianna is on her way home from the hospital. She had gallbladder surgery. Praise the Lord, everything went well.
Something else that went well, finally, is the story for the week I published. I had “complications.” Not like the complications you can have when a surgery doesn’t go well. This was my own doing, because I worked out a “complicated” Bible activity and also an illustrated sermon to go with the theme. At a late hour last night it was finally done.
Remember what it is about? Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. The one who serves! That it totally contrary to how people in general see things
If we feed the good wolf we’ll have a good disposition to serve others
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45